CFS: ATSG, Walmart talks fall short

Talks between ATSG and Walmart for the company to provide aircraft for the retailer’s air logistics operations have ended. Walmart has had designs on creating its own, Amazon-style air cargo network. The mega retailer approached...

CFS: American Airlines may add freighters amid pandemic capacity crunch

American Airlines is considering adding freighter aircraft as cargo continues to become a more important business line for the carrier in the wake of the pandemic. During a panel on current growth opportunities and obstacles at the virtual Cargo Facts Symposium today, Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence at American, […]

Morningstar set to expand FedEx ATR flying

Morningstar Air Express will soon expand its regional CMI flying for FedEx Express with at least two additional ATR 72-200Fs. The two aircraft (224 and 229) had previously been operated by ASL Airlines Ireland in Europe. Unit 224 arrived at Morningstar’s Edmonton (YEG) base on Oct. 6, and was reregistered in Canada to Morningstar Oct. […]

Texel prepares to grow 737-700FC fleet

Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises has acquired a second 737-700 to be converted into a FlexCombi for its Texel Air subsidiary. Texel Air told Cargo Facts the aircraft (34170, ex-Transavia), currently in Amsterdam (AMS), is scheduled for induction at PEMCO’s Tampa (TPA) facility in November. As the second 737-700 to enter conversion with PEMCO, the redelivery schedule is greatly […]

UPS gears up for peak with added widebody capacity

UPS will bring on several widebody freighters between now and the end of the year as it prepares for a surge in demand on top of the current peak-like conditions. The integrator took delivery of its eighteenth 747-8F (65783) from Boeing on Oct. 22 [FAT 005687], ferrying the aircraft to the UPS Worldport in Louisville […]
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